Girl takes 10-foot fall off Dixie Rock

A teenage girl suffered non-threatening injuries after she fell 10 feet on the back side of Dixie Rock Saturday night, St. George, Utah, date unspecified, stock image | Image by St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A 14-year-old girl was taken to the hospital late Saturday night after falling off a portion of Dixie Rock, also known as the Sugarloaf, on Red Hills Parkway in St. George.

Just after 10 p.m., St. George Police officers responded on a report the girl had fallen 10 feet down the back side of Dixie Rock near the west parking lot, St. George Police Sgt. Dave Williams said.

Williams said it is unknown what led to the girl’s fall, but at that time of night, he said, Pioneer Park is closed and can be dangerous due to minimal lighting.

We encourage people to be careful around that area after dusk,” Williams said. “We’ve had a lot of falling risks up there.”

The teenage girl sustained injuries that were not life-threatening to her back and finger, as well as scrapes on her arm from the landing. Her parents took her to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George for medical attention, Williams said.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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62 Comments

  • groanattack January 18, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Surprising this does not happen more often.

    • Gopher Roper January 18, 2015 at 9:15 pm

      I’m surprised about that also but I’m sure the overreacting local authorities go I wouldn’t be surprised to find a fence up there now

  • Gary January 18, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Police officers responded? What law did she break?

    • Gopher Roper January 18, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      The Park was closed so that’s trespassing and number 2 when she fell and hit her head she had visions of sugar plums dancing in her head. that’s 2 violations right there

    • Open your mind January 19, 2015 at 1:33 pm

      Gary, Police Officers do more than just arrest people for law violations. At times they get there before the ambulance or fire department and actually save lives by performing CPR and other life saving measures.

  • koolaid January 18, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Fundraiser?

    • Gopher Roper January 18, 2015 at 9:21 pm

      Yep

    • Somerset January 18, 2015 at 10:09 pm

      I generally don’t wish bad luck upon anyone, but ya know Koolaid, I hope you find yourself in need someday after a tragic event. I’ll be the first to ensure there is no fundraiser for you. What a ….
      Ed. ellipsis.

      • Gopher Roper January 19, 2015 at 6:32 am

        So how would you stop a fundraiser for Koolaid.? Do you know who Koolaid really is? you have Koolaids real name.? I’m just curious as to how your going to stop it. are you having a court order serve all the local banks to shut down Koolaids special account.? are you going to place a ban on all yard sales with another order.? just wondering

        • Somerset January 19, 2015 at 8:38 am

          @GopherDoper, it’s called Karma.

          • Evil twins mommy January 19, 2015 at 11:20 am

            Oh really well you said you were going to stop it from happening so please tell me how you plan on doing it. You talk the talk so back it up…. You said YOU were going to stop it from happening… So enlighten us on YOUR plan of action

          • Gopher Roper January 19, 2015 at 11:32 am

            Well you did say YOU were going to stop it!!!! So tell us how. We want to know

          • Somerset January 19, 2015 at 2:50 pm

            @ETM and GopherDoper, it’s great to see you two are so concerned about Koolaid’s financial welfare. Wouldn’t it be sad if he’s short of cash when the need arises. Perhaps you two will chip in for his needs. The rest of us will well remember your denigration of the generosity of this great community. As for the plan…… I’ll just leave you wondering. And remember, blow hard.

          • NO INFO AVAILABLE January 19, 2015 at 11:16 pm

            Hey dummerset you mind elaborating on your plan of action blow hard

      • Koolaid January 19, 2015 at 10:18 am

        How about a bake sale?

        • Gopher Roper January 19, 2015 at 11:34 am

          Yeahhhhhbbb. I can make some donuts we can sell them to maybe somerset will buy some LOL.!

        • sagemoon January 19, 2015 at 2:41 pm

          Mmmm, bake sale…

        • ladybugavenger January 19, 2015 at 8:03 pm

          I’ll buy a donut as long as the bake sale is 24hrs 🙂

      • ladybugavenger January 19, 2015 at 6:17 pm

        #fundraiserforkoolaid

      • Bakerman January 19, 2015 at 11:28 pm

        Hey blow hard you want some cheese with that whine. LOL.!

      • UTCOWBOY January 20, 2015 at 11:29 pm

        Hey just updating you we had a fundraiser for Koolaid and it was a success we all had a wonderful time and we all enjoyed because we all enjoyed helping Koolaid….. But you didn’t want to help him….well you know what they say about Karma seems it’s coming your way

    • ladybugavenger January 18, 2015 at 10:11 pm

      OK. #fundraiser

  • that guy January 18, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    They were in the park after it was closed. That is one reason the cops responed. As well they go to almost every medical call.

    • Koolaid January 19, 2015 at 10:18 am

      Were they dancing on that rock? If so, it just proves how bad dancing is for you.

  • Thomas January 18, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    What’s her name

    • Gopher Roper January 18, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      It’s a minor they can’t give the child’s name

  • Me January 18, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Busy news day. Great reporting.

    • Gopher Roper January 18, 2015 at 9:24 pm

      Well you can always read the newspaper

  • lp January 18, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    They dont usually post the name if it is a minor child.

  • Me2 January 19, 2015 at 1:29 am

    So what happened around 8pm when Fire trucks and two ambulances were up there??

  • Gopher Roper January 19, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Don’t worry about it ETM somerset is just a blow hard shooting off at the mouth HA HA HA. BLAH BLAH BLAH

  • Bunny2015 January 19, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    seem like we’ve gone 2 days without a traffic incident. Is this not a record?

  • Vet January 19, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    I know who koolaid is. He is a inmate at purgatory, he gives free tattoos and is number one toy boy.
    The only thing he knows about fundraising is that he is usually the prize.

    • ladybugavenger January 19, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      Then we definitely need a #fundraiserforkoolaid and help him escape

      • One for the road January 20, 2015 at 3:11 pm

        I’m gonna donate a shovel and pick

      • One for the road January 20, 2015 at 3:17 pm

        Hey if we help Koolaid escape he will become famous and they will make a movie about it. maybe he will throw a few bucks our way for helping him escape.

    • Joe Friday January 19, 2015 at 11:19 pm

      Just the facts nothing but facts LOL.!

  • heartsoutsolo January 19, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    You guys don’t even know her so stop with the comments..

    • Joe Friday January 19, 2015 at 11:22 pm

      LOL they want people to comment on these articles…. Duhhhhhn!

  • koolaid January 19, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Well it’s a good thing she was not broken up from the fall, because all the king’s horses and all the king’s men, might not have been able to put her together again.

  • One for the road January 19, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    Hey how bout a fundraiser for somernut. LOL everybody needs a friend

  • Digger January 19, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    You know somernut refuses to help Koolaid….. Talk about Karma somernut going to be getting a taste of karma to

  • KOOLAID. January 20, 2015 at 9:14 am

    I take a fence to that. Being in the joint ain’t easy, I is the prize. I is the one who gets given in the liven while the all be driven.,if I played football I would be the tight end or just a plan old reciever. But I would be playing mr I want free thing vet.

    • One for the road January 20, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      do they have you working on the rock pile.? LOL sorry had to ask

    • One for the road January 20, 2015 at 3:37 pm

      This could have a whole new meaning to when you order a drink and you say. ( on the rocks.) LOL.!

  • Bunny2015 January 20, 2015 at 10:14 am

    If anyone is slipping on those rocks it’s from all the banana peels that those liberals are leaving up there. This is Obama’s fault!

    • One for the road January 20, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      There is a radio program that comes on late in the evening and the program host has a policy of saying.. Obama is a socialist and a liar and his feet stink every hour LOL. It’s just the way it’s done its kind of funny

  • THE LOCOMOTIVE January 20, 2015 at 10:19 am

    For all those posting disrespectful comments, please stop. It is highly inappropriate and very rude. The young women in this story made a mistake in her footing and injured herself. It could have happened to anyone. I plea with you to have a little decency and respect.

    Also, about the police, it is time for you to put the dancing incident behind you. It is old news and the police do a great job in our city. It seems that nobody wants the police until they need them. Once again, have a little decency and respect. They deserve it.

    • ladybugavenger January 20, 2015 at 11:36 am

      Is dancing legal yet? Can’t put something in the past that continues in the present and then becomes the future. So without change, the past is the future.

      • One for the road January 20, 2015 at 3:29 pm

        Well uhh no dancing is still illegal unless you have a proper permit and your outside the St George city limits

    • Shelly January 20, 2015 at 11:56 am

      The St. George Police Department is great and they do an amazing job. A few years ago I was very sick with the flu and passed out briefly. My friend called 911, but I told him to cancel the call because I felt better within a few minutes. The 911 person wanted to talk to me to be sure, and I told them I was okay. About 15 minutes later two St. George PD officers rang my doorbell to check on me and make sure I was really okay. That is going above and beyond the call of duty, and I really appreciated it. Thank you SGPD!

      • ladybugavenger January 20, 2015 at 5:31 pm

        That is their duty Shelly. What if someone was threatening you and forced you to cancel the 911 call. It is very good they checked on you. Thanks to SGPD 🙂

        • Shelly January 20, 2015 at 8:13 pm

          Yes that’s right LBA, that is their duty. I just thought I’d say something nice about the SGPD , instead of the mostly negative stuff that is on here so much lately.

    • One for the road January 20, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      If don’t like what people post here then I suggest you not read the comment section of the articles

  • Steve January 20, 2015 at 11:42 am

    I’ve noticed St. George News always wants to call it “Dixie Rock.” It is actually known as the Sugarloaf. You need to hire some local people who know the area to check the geography in your news articles.

    • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic January 20, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      It is called both, Steve. We have explained both terms in several reports on our site; in fact, the first episode of the “No Filter Show” was on the Sugarloaf – “The sweetest rock in Dixie,” I believe it was called. But that was by no stretch the first. Here’s a link to the sweetest rock … enjoy:
      http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2014/11/09/no-filter-the-sweetest-rock-in-dixie/#.VL8Uj2TF-oc
      ST. GEORGE NEWS | STGnews.com
      Joyce Kuzmanic
      Editor in Chief

      • Steve January 21, 2015 at 9:53 am

        Thanks for the link to the entertaining video. However, the Sugarloaf is not another name for the Dixie Rock. In 1862 the rock did not have the word “DIXIE” on it. The Dixie Rock is what newcomers call the Sugarloaf. The more you can help newcomers to understand and appreciate the grand history of this place, the better. That’s why I recommend hiring staff members who are locals, who understand the geography and the history of the area for news reports, etc.

        • Bender January 22, 2015 at 4:53 pm

          Joyce is a newcomer. No red sand in her shoes. Maybe by the 4th generation of Kuzmanics we can call her a local.

          • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic January 22, 2015 at 5:55 pm

            Couple decades, Bender, a lot of red sand in these shoes. 🙂
            JK
            EIC

    • UTCOWBOY January 20, 2015 at 11:22 pm

      I call. It. ( Plenty Big Heap Rock with paint on it.)

      • koolaid January 21, 2015 at 2:11 pm

        Big rock with ugly graffitti

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